• This is a non-paid volunteer position
  • Flexible hours
  • Experience qualifies for Internship Independent Study and Community Service Credit


IF YOU ARE creative, detail-oriented and interested in being involved with the visual arts, we encourage you to work with us on the County's multi-faceted public art projects! As a Palm Beach County Art in Public Places Intern, you will have many learning opportunities and participate in a professional working environment. You will also be introduced to all aspects of the public art process and gain real-world experience through:

  • Involvement in all stages of the public art process - from scope development and artist selection to contracts and design development; through engineering and permits onto fabrication and installation
  • Corresponding with artists and arts leaders across the country regarding diverse types of community public art projects
  • Responding to broad and varied phone calls and email queries about the County's Public Art Program
  • Developing Calls to Artists and organizing artist submittals for selection panel reviews
  • Writing copy for public outreach presentations, web site and other promotional materials
  • Assisting with installation of changing art exhibitions at the Palm Beach International Airport and other County facilities
  • Maintaining an artist registry database
  • AND more


 College student, all majors welcome. Student should have interest in Arts Administration, Art History, Architecture, Cultural Tourism, Marketing or Design related fields. Experience with Microsoft Office 2007, Power Point, Excel, Adobe Photoshop


Elayna Toby Singer, Art in Public Places Administrator



 Intern Testimonials

Here’s what some of our past Interns have to say about their experience. Click on Intern’s name to read their full testimonial. 



Stephanie Fischer - "Through this internship, I have had a shift in perspective and have grown as an individual.”

Laura Atria - "I fell in love with the potential of turning a city into an artwork exhibition for everyone to see."

Giovanna Alvarez - "From sculptures and murals to landscape designs and courthouse plaques, projects that fall under the umbrella of Public Art are more diverse than most people realize."


Bari Arango - "prepared me for my future application and eventual attendance to a graduate program"


 David Nitz - "I felt like I got to dive into the history of our local art community"


Bethani Wells - "taking this internship this summer didn't just help out my résumé, but really grew me as an artist, a student, and as a person"

Flannery Winchester - "Elayna Toby Singer is an amazing and energetic mentor who challenges and encourages interns by exposing us to every aspect of the public art system."


Laura Wiswell - "I was able to understand all of the skills needed to become a successful team-player in the County's development and improvement through Public Art"